event

The Day of the Center of the World


time: 01.04.2010. - 01.04.2010.
place: Ludbreg, Croatia
organiser: City of Ludbreg
The Centre of the World - according to ancient legend, it was in Ludbreg that the circles of the Earth were thought up and drawn. All the larger European metropolises are found on the circumferences of the circles, and it is in Ludbreg that the four elements - earth, water, fire and air - meet. As an added 'bonus ' , the people of Ludbreg, being excellent grape-growers, offer another feature - the sparkling wine of Ludbreg...

Old Romans, appreciating the good geographic position, built Castrum Iovia in the place of today's Ludbreg. It was a town equipped with complete infrastructure, a roman forum and termae (baths), which quickly became an economic and transportation center, and upon whose foundations Ludbreg as we know it today was later built. From that time origins the legend saying that from this place "rims of the world" were drawn, and all the large world centres built upon them…

Legend was later confirmed by a frequent guest of the Ludbreg Restauration Center and an admirerer of the pictoresque town, a Suisse national named Erasmus Weddingen: playing with a map and a caliper, he managed to draw several rounds on the map, using Ludbreg as a center. What he noticed was that on each of those rounds there lays a city or more of them, not only within Croatia, but all over the world. Nearest proofs of the legend are towns and cities closest to Ludbreg: Varazdin, Koprivnica, Cakovec, Varazdinske Toplice… all of them some 20 kilometers away from Ludbreg.

By examining Ludbreg's latitude and longitude, Weddingen found the town's antipode, the small south-pacific island near New Zealand by the name of – Antipodes. Creation of that island find it's explanation in another one of many Ludbreg's legends: the one about Ludbrega…

Except for being famous for her beauty and viticultural skills , Ludberga was a woman of supernatural abilities, who entered the legend by banishing from Ludbreg the Devil himself, and it was that act which later made her the patroness of Ludbreg Township, along the St. Florian. According to the legend, the vehemence by which Ludberga rammed the Devil into the ground was so intense that it caused an explosion on the opposite side of the planet – even today the small island of Antipodes remains in proof of the event, and in Ludbreg, at the very spot of the dramatic occurance, to this day there is a well of blazing water.

Ludbreg is a well known sanctuary, established 500 hundred years ago to the honour of the Precious Blood of Christ, whose miraculous appearance occured in the chapel of the Holy Cross, within the Batthyany castle. Following the Christian tradition, every place in the world connected in any way with Jesus Christ is to be reffered to as "the centre of the world", and since the famous chalice containing the Holy Blood of Christ remains in Ludbreg even today, it is only justified to consider Ludbreg the world's center.

To the end, being the "center of the world" Ludbreg is the place where the four basic elements combine: earth, water, fire and air. People of Ludbreg, being the descendants of the legendary Ludbrega, and thus excelent wine-growers, make this combination magical by assignin to it the fifth element: the sparkling wine of Ludbreg's hills…

 

(D.H., 23.03.2010)


 



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